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July 09, 2020 - News Medical Life Sciences

Plant-based diet associated with healthy testosterone levels

Plant-based diet associated with healthy testosterone levels
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Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy levels of this hormone.

He co-authored the study, which appeared in the World Journal of Urology, with Manish Kuchakulla, a medical student, also at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

"The old idea that men needed to consume a traditional diet with plenty of meat to have a healthy testosterone level was based on pure conjecture, not based on evidence," says Dr. Ramasamy.

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